International artist’s talk – Wangechi Mutu

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), in association with STEVENSON, will present a talk by New York-based artist Wangechi Mutu on Friday 7 November 2014 at 17:15 at Hiddingh Hall. Wangechi Mutu’s work has often seemed to bear … Read more

Rustom Bharucha Reflects on ‘Terror and Performance’ at Great Texts

Internationally renowned academic, Professor Rustom Bharucha, will present the final lecture in the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts’ 2014 Great Texts / Big Questions series. Titled The Aftermath: Reflections on Terror and Performance, this lecture will take place … Read more

Stephen Inggs retrospective exhibition

Index, a retrospective exhibition marking the inauguration of Stephen Inggs as Professor in the Michaelis School of Fine Art, presents a survey of his work spanning 25 years – a nexus of an ever expanding anthology of the overlooked, recording that which … Read more

Great Texts and Open Book Festival collaborate in a unique presentation

The Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts will present the next Great Texts / Big Questions public lecture in association with the University of Cape Town’s Creative Writing Programme as part of the Open Book Festival. The presentation takes … Read more

Exhibition – do it

do it. Start a rumour (Stephen Kaltenbach, Instruction, 1969); move your finger up and down for one minute every morning (Jonas Mekas, Instruction, 1996); construct a device to block a surveillance camera (Ai Weiwei, CCTV Spray, 2012); keep wishing (Yoko … Read more

Pre-LIFE 2 Film Screening and Panel Discussion

In anticipation of the Live Art Festival, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) presents the second of two Pre-LIFE events, introducing some of the themes around which the 2014 Festival has been curated. Pre-LIFE 2 will take … Read more

South African and World Premieres at Live Art Festival

The 2nd Live Art Festival, presented by the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA), will feature thirty-nine innovative works by local and international artists. Many of these artists, who emerge from the fields of visual arts, dance, theatre, … Read more

In anticipation of the Live Art Festival – Pre-LIFE 1 panel discussion

In anticipation of the Live Art Festival, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts presents two Pre-LIFE events, introducing some of the themes around which the 2014 Festival has been curated. Pre-LIFE 1 comprises visual presentations and a panel discussion … Read more

Exhibition – Between Subject and Object

Michaelis Galleries presents Between Subject and Object, a group exhibition exploring the depiction of human remains at the interface of art and science.  The exhibition, which runs from 7 to 30 August 2014, also accompanies the Medical Humanities in Africa Conference. In the representation of … Read more

Live Art Festival Programme Launch

Join us for an audiovisual presentation of the full programme for GIPCA’s 2014 Live Art Festival on Thursday 7 August at 17:30 at Hiddingh Hall. The Programme Launch will include a presentation of each work, the structure of the programme as well as … Read more

Words We Have Learned Since 9/11 at Great Texts

Arts writer and artist, Clayton Campbell, will discuss a unique participatory photographic project, Words We Have Learned Since 9/11, as part of GIPCA’s Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series. The lecture will take place on Thursday 31 July at the Anatomy Lecture Theatre, UCT Hiddingh Campus. … Read more

Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism

The Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism (JWTC) will host several public events in association with the  Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) on 10 and 11 July 2014. The JWTC is an experiment in global conversation based … Read more